11 people are interested
Volunteer Board Members for Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB)
ORGANIZATION: LITERACY FOR ADULTS IN BREVARD INC
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11 people are interested
We are seeking committed individuals to join our Board of Directors to provide leadership throughout Brevard County Florida in building a community effort to benefit those who cannot read or speak English. Everyone in our organization is a volunteer. Our varied responsibilities involve all the duties required to run such an organization: office skills, social media experience, public speaking, ability to identify and secure financial resources, partnerships, connections, and to govern and oversee the direction of the organization. The Board Member will serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization within the community.
Board members serve a two year term, attend 6 - 8 Board meetings a year (Zoom and 2 in person) and serve on a committee to further the goals of LAB. Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB) works across the County primarily tutoring students one at a time at the library closest to a student's home.
Interest in Literacy, strong verbal and written skills, ability to work collaboratively with others, experience in business, education, and other professional sectors (teaching, legal, finance, grant writing, fund raising, marketing, social media, community relations) is desired.
Serve for a minimum of 2 years, June 2023 - June 2025; Commit to a personal annual fundraising goal (give or get) which results in a financial contribution to LAB; Resident of Brevard County, FL.; Support of LAB public relations activities, including attendance and participation.
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About LITERACY FOR ADULTS IN BREVARD INC
PO BOX 561201, ROCKLEDGE, FL 32956, US
Established in 1971, Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB) is a 501 (c) (3), all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to teaching literacy skills to the adult residents of Brevard County so that they may reach their full potential in their families, workplace, and community.
When the original organization, Brevard Adult Literacy Volunteers was founded in Titiusville, Flroida, the focus was on teaching reading to the migrants who worked in the fields. The organization has had many distinct outeach efforts over the past 50 years but has remained true to the basic tenet: one-on-one tutoring in the public libraries across the county. After they're assessed, adult learners meet with their tutor once a week for a minimum of 60 - 90 minutes. All materials are provided at no cost.
Covid was difficult for us and we are now recovering from not being able to meet with students. Our county has a population of 615,000, of which 16% cannot read a simple sentence. Our students currently range in age from 20 - 80. They are both students who had an American education as well as individuals from all over the world. Adults have opportunities to attend group classes in English but some prefer and need to have the one-on-one opportunity.
Multiple locations Palm Bay, FL 32905
February 26, 2023
- Literacy / Reading
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Adult Education
- Reading / Writing
- Office Management
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Approximate time commitment as a Board member is 6 - 8 hours a month, work on a committee and potential leadership of a committee.